Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Coney Island

Freakshow hosts Valentine’s burlesque

There are few better ways to spend Valentine’s Day than watching somebody take off their clothes — even if you are not dating them! Comment.
Will’s Watch

Liu may challenge Velazquez for Congress

Insiders say former Comptroller and failed mayoral candidate John Liu is weighing a run against Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D–Sunset Park). Comments (3).
Prospect Heights

Three Way: The Way Station bar celebrates third anniversary

The Prospect Heights Doctor Who- and steampunk-themed bar is throwing a birthday bash, with live swing music and go-go dancing. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Bay Ridge Courier

I choo-choo-choose you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Transit Museum

This Valentine’s Day, show your love for that special subway line in your life. Comment.
Marine Park

Leggy local lady

A Marine Park native has been pegged as possessing the longest legs in the city — and she may even be the leggiest lady in the world. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s Brooklyn papers are now online!

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment.
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s got his own meeting covered!

This week, the Screecher has a word or two for reporters who promise to cover his meeting, then don’t show up! Comment.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Gowanus

Pro ballers: Top Brooklyn meatball-makers on their secret ingredients

Thinking of throwing down at the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown on Feb. 9? We asked the pros what makes a spicy meatball. Comment.
Nightlife

From couples welding to rope bondage, Valentine’s Day events around Brookyln

Plus power ballad sing-a-longs, waiters dressed as gondoliers, a Morrissey cover band, romantic kids’ cartoons, and more. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Neither snow nor post-Super Bowl will stop Bay Ridge Nights

Hopefully by now you have cleaned up after your Super Bowl party — and I am not just talking about your living room — and are ready to rock the weekend. Because at Bay Ridge Nights, the weekend is sure ready to rock you. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Grimm times for ‘Mikey Suits’

Rep. Michael Grimm is in good company, when it comes to blowing a potty-mouthed gasket, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Borough-wide

Assemblyman speaks up for mute swans

Brooklyn’s mute swans finally have a voice in Albany. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Teen shot dead in Canarsie

Carnage in Canarsie claimed a young man’s life on Feb. 4. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln Railsplitters fight through the tears

The death of assistant coach Jermaine Brown is still weighing heavy on the Abraham Lincoln boys’ basketball team. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach spreads love to Gulf Coast

It turns out that Hurricane Sandy’s clouds had linings, but silver they are not. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Antony and the Johnsons clarinetist creates water-inspired solo album

Bedford-Stuyvesant musician Doug Wieselman is making a splash! Comment.
Fort Greene

String theories: Puppet show performs stories by people with dementia

This puppet show is no child’s play. Comment.
Joe Knows

Players’ lack of composure mars rivalry game

My original plan was to write a column encouraging hoops fans to experience the boys’ basketball rivalry between Christ the King and Bishop Loughlin. That plan changed after the display the teams put on last Friday night. You might want to proceed with caution. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Williamsburg

Heroin found in Hoffman’s apartment got high rating from Brooklyn blog

The dope that may have killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Feb. 2 was reviewed just two weeks prior on a strange, Brooklyn-based website for junkies. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Barack attack! Ridge Dems toast Bam on State of the Union night

Two dozen members of the Bay Ridge Democrats club gathered inside Third Avenue’s Longbow Pub on Jan. 28 to cheer on President Obama as he laid out his agenda for the coming year. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Struck in the snow

The snow brought tragedy to Brighton Beach on Monday, when an elderly man was struck and killed by backhoe that was clearing snow at the Oceana condominium. Comment.
Park Slope

I wanna hold Japan: All-female Japanese Beatles cover band plays Brooklyn

Talk about a magical mystery tour! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Super Bowl advertisements were full of foul balls

The ads this year were no gridiron greats, writes our columnist. Comment.
Will’s Watch

Friendly fire! Recchia’s bad history with fellow Dems could wreck Congressional bid

Will Brooklyn’s Democrats defeat Domenic Recchia’s congressional bid? Comments (3).
Manhattan Beach

Crowdsourcing storm preparedness

The effects of Sandy still echo through Southern Brooklyn and the communities on the front line are being asked for ideas on how to prepare for the next superstorm. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Canarsie

Heart-stopping crash in Canarsie

Authorities said a livery van driver suffered a heart attack at the wheel and plowed into the back of a double-parked bagel delivery truck. Comments (2).
Midwood

Off-road! Sports utility vehicle plows into construction site after losing wheel

A sports utility vehicle crashed into the construction site of a new synagogue near the corner of E. 27th Street and Avenue N after one of the gas-guzzler’s wheels broke off on Jan. 31. Comments (2).
High School Sports

Abraham Lincoln’s Whitehead named McDonald’s All-American

Abraham Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead received some of the best news of his life just days after getting some of the worst. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Cuevas fulfills promise with McDonald’s nod

Warm-ups were out of the question. Comment.
High School Sports

Loughlin wins physical game against Christ the King

Bishop Loughlin’s Khadeen Carrington finally lost it in the third quarter when teammate Mike Williams went crashing to the floor because of a hard foul by Christ the King center Adonis Delarosa. Comment.
High School Sports

Balanced Poly avenges title game loss with win over Riverdale

Poly Prep’s victory over Riverdale was sweet revenge for the teams’ last meeting. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Borough-wide

Snow place like home

It’s Super Snow Monday. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on drugs! To toke or not to toke?

This week, our columnist ponders taking a puff. Comments (4).
Crime

New district attorney could free man convicted in controversial murder case

A Bushwick man jailed for murder 29 years ago in a dubious conviction is hoping the new district attorney will take another look at his case. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops seek help identifying burglary suspect

The police are asking the public to help identify the suspect they say was involved in the burglary of a yeshiva in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Borough-wide

Louie, Louie! Collazo stuns Ortiz with second round knockout

Luis Collazo beat the bell — and Victor Ortiz — with one perfect punch. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Bay Ridge

Crown-22! Booze permit renewal puts Ridge board between rock and hard place

A Bay Ridge panel wants a local karaoke spot to start singing a new tune. Comment.
Borough-wide

Moon landing! Pols want to give kids Lunar New Year off

A Brooklyn Heights councilman wants your kids to skip another day. Comment.
Borough-wide

Test-tube beef could grow in Brooklyn

Quilts. Twill. Corporate furniture. Test-tube beef? Comment.
Borough-wide

We ask: Would you eat petri meat?

The idea of test tube meat is as intriguing as it is revolting, so we figured we should put the big-money question that could make or break the bio-tech industry to everyday Brooklynites: “Would you eat a hamburger grown in a test tube?” Comments (1).

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